The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Mon Sep 25, 2017
Forest River has been fined $18,400 by the Indiana Department of Labor for several violations that allegedly put workers in danger.
The following is a list of violations that the company was found for, according to ABC 57.:
• Employees were exposed to fall from heights due to unguarded sides of what employer refers to as a scaffold system.
• Exit routes were blocked by debris, a step ladder and other material.
• Employees didn’t have a properly mounted fire extinguisher where signage indicated.
• Fire extinguisher wasn’t fully charged.
• Employees using the drill press were exposed to point of operation hazards due to unguarded rotating parts.
• Employees using a table saw were exposed to point of operation due to broken guards covering the saw blades.
• Employees using a table saw were exposed to fire hazards from overloading temporary cording.
• Employees were exposed to fire hazards and/or electrical shock form damaged temporary cording.